PHILADELPHIA - Senior Gabrielle Piper and sophomore Drew Magaha each earned second-team All-Ivy status for the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams on Tuesday as announced by the league office. Both finished as runner-ups at the 2014 Indoor Heptagonal Championships on Sunday at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House.
Piper is now a seven-time All-Ivy honoree, including two first-team honors. Three of those awards were earned in the 60-meter hurdles. She was a first-team recipient as the 2012 champion and garnered second-team status as the runner-up last season. On Sunday, the Marietta, Ga., native scored in the event for the fourth straight year. She had the top time in the trials at 8.61 and bested that effort in the finals with a finish of 8.52 -- just three-tenths behind the champion and her school record time of 8.49.
Magaha earned his first career All-Ivy accolade with the sixth-fastest time in school history in the men's 500 meters.Just one day after posting the program's eighth-fastest time in the event, the Hatboro, Pa., native topped that effort and with his finish of 1:03.94. It was just four-tenths of a second behind the champion and the best time for a Quaker sinceTim Careyin 2010 (1:03.84).
The top Ivy League performers in each individual event and the top team in each relay event earn selection to the All-Ivy League indoor track and field first team. The second Ivy finishers earn second-team honors.